As we learn more about COVID-19, testing recommendations continue to change. For the most up-to-date information, please consult the CDC’s guidance: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/symptoms-testing/testing.html
All on-campus programs and classes will take place online through the end of the Spring 2020 semester. When additional information becomes available about classes resuming on campus, we will announce it.
Please consult the U.S. Department of State website: https://travel.state.gov/content/travel.html for up-to-date travel guidance. We expect to provide updates regarding interstate travel when classes resume on campus and it becomes relevant.
All undergraduate dorms will be closed for Passover as previously scheduled and will not reopen following Passover. If you need to retrieve essential items from your dorm room, please contact Berenhousing@yu.edu or Wilfhousing@yu.edu to make those arrangements. The Benjamin, which houses graduate students, will remain open through July 2020. A decision about the Benjamin beyond July, will be made well before that time.
All student employees, including teaching assistants, should be in contact directly with their supervisors on how to conduct their jobs and enter their hours, if applicable.
Student workers who continue to perform the functions associated with their jobs remotely may continue to work and get paid. Students who are participating in the Federal Work Study program can get paid through the Federal program even if they cannot continue to perform their jobs.
Since student employees vary in their time commitment and state of residence, guidance may differ as to their eligibility for unemployment insurance. They would have to apply through the New York unemployment portal to find out their eligibility and receive instructions on how and where to apply.
While we would like to return to campus in the fall, we recognize there are many other factors that need to be taken into consideration, especially as the guidance for re-opening NYC continues to evolve. Our team is working to continue to ensure that we are always in session and accessible for our students both virtually and in-person. We recognize that this is challenging for students and will continue to provide updates as our plans are solidified.
Since NYS is still on the Governor’s PAUSE, with recommendations for essential travel only, we cannot let students come back to campus now to move out. Once the restrictions lighten up, we will be able to let people move out in an organized manner and then work toward boxing up the property of students who cannot return to campus to move out. For now, everything remains safe in the dorms. In the weeks ahead, we will determine when students can return and how we can have everything packed up/stored.